We have all seen (and heard, and even smelled) them all through town, and the issue is simply seemingly getting worse — however one metropolis division is providing a brand new concept on how to cope with New York Metropolis’s ongoing rat drawback.
The Department of Sanitation desires to change the occasions that trash is hitting the curbs at evening, in order that the waste isn’t out as lengthy and giving the rodents much less time to scent and go after it.
At present, rubbish can go to the curb at 4 p.m. the day earlier than it’s scheduled for assortment. However the DSNY desires New Yorkers to begin placing out their trash later at evening, round 8 p.m.
Their concept does include an exception: If the refuse goes right into a can or bin, it might be put out somewhat earlier, at 6 p.m.
The division believes that by limiting the period of time the rubbish is out on the road, the rats might be seen much less and have much less entry to meals.
The thought is only a proposal, for now. Any rule change would take six months to go into impact, if authorized.